#40DaysofUMass: Day 23

UMass Amherst has a rich history of student expression and activism. 

There are many ways to get involved with campus and national activism on a wide variety of issues through advocacy groups on campus. MassPIRG offers non-partisan trainings in public speaking, community outreach, and advocacy.

Students planning demonstrations should review guidelines and policies and consult with Student Activities and Involvement staff and/or the Student Legal Services Office to ensure awareness of protected rights, UMass AMherst policies, and the availability of campus resources.

Upcoming Events

For information on how to access virtual events visit the Virtual Student Life Calendar

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

4 pm EST | LGBTQIA+ Workshop Series by CCPH
LGBTQIA+ workshop is free and open to all students. We will discuss connecting with LGBTQIA+ Campus Resources. Learn how to access supports on and off campus such as academic and housing acommodations, health and mental healthcare, recovery support and more. Knowing where to turn and learning to ask for help can make all the difference.

5:30 pm EST | Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Support Group
Free and open to all UMass and 5 College students who identify as trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming or questioning. Co-sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center. Students located in any state, or internationally, are welcome. Sessions will take place over zoom.

7 pm EST | Bi, Pan, Queer Collective Weekly Meeting
Weekly meeting & discussion group for (BPQC) the Bisexual, Pansexual, Queer Collective Student Group.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

12 pm EST | Off Campus Housing Advising
Looking for off campus housing? Need help with your housing situation? General off campus housing questions? We'll be here to help answer questions you may have about off campus housing.

6:30 pm EST | LGBTQIA+ Support and Discussion
Are you coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or asexual? Are you already out, but want a place of support to talk about being LGBTQIA+? Then join this weekly peer support and discussion group. Facilitated by staff of the Stonewall Center. Meets every Wednesday 6:30 - 8 pm.

TBD | Latinx American and Carribean Heritage Month Celebration
Virtual Dance Party and Q&A with DJ Chava. Brought to you by the Latinx American Cultural Center and CMASS.

TBD | Birth Control Decision (SCOTUS)
Panel discussion on the latest Supreme Count allowing employers to deny birth control coverage on the basis of religion or morals. Brought to you by the Women of Color Leadership Network.

Friday, September 18, 2020

10 am EST | Art Education Session
Painting: Color

Saturday, September 19, 2020

8 pm EST | Movie Night
Join UPC for a movie. 

Monday, September 21, 2020

6:30 pm EST | The Space+: Meeting for Ace/Aro Community
Community and conversation space for Ace/Aro/Demi/Gray Community. Meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month on Discord. Brought to you by the Stonewall Center.

TBD | First Connections - Event 1
Welcome event for first generation students, staff and faculty. Brought to you by Student Success.

TBD | Berthium Entreprenuers Panel
MXCC and Bertheume Center Entreprenuers panel on post-graduation planning.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

1 pm EST | Off Campus Housing Advising
Looking for off campus housing? Need help with your housing situation? General campus housing questions? We'll be here to help answer questions you may have about off campus housing.

5:30 pm EST | Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Support Group
Free and open to all UMass and 5 College students who identify as trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming or questioning. Co-sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center. Students located in any state, or internationally, are welcome. Sessions will take place over zoom.

7 pm EST | Bi, Pan, Queer Collective Weekly Meeting
Weekly meeting and discussion group for (BPQC) the Bisexual, Pansexual, Queer Collective student group.

TBD | First Connections: Event 2
First Gen Faculty and Staff Panel

TBD | PROPS Info Session
Recruitment for PROPS at CWC